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VERIFIED IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Adds verification of citizenship/immigration status to driver license and identification issuance procedures. Requires Department of Motor Vehicles to issue tamper-proof, verified license or identification card to eligible applicants. Citizenship or legal residency required. Felons, parolees must obtain verified document if eligible. Prohibits illegal aliens from applying for or using verified license or identification card to obtain state benefits, services, or for other purposes. Authorizes $20,000 fine or imprisonment for violation. Prescribes acceptable identification for voter registration and receipt of ballot. Requires state registrar of births to limit issuance of certified copies of birth records. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The measure would result in annual costs to the state, in the low tens of millions of dollars to the middle tens of millions of dollars, including costs to the Department of Motor Vehicles and costs to other state agencies. These costs would be partially offset by fee revenue. The amount of annual savings, if any, to the state from reduced fraud is unknown. The measure would result in unknown minor annual administrative costs to local governments to implement the measure's provisions. The amount of annual savings, if any, to local governments from reduced fraud is unknown.
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Verified Identification Documents. California Initiative 789 (1998).